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Your guide to car travel in Ireland Stopover at Rathsallagh


Just one hour’s car drive from Dublin is the charming country house and golf club, Rathsallagh. Formerly part of the Queen Anne Stables, this inn boasts of 570 acres of beautiful parkland and well-maintained gardens. It also captures the simplicity and serenity of Ireland’s country living, with its easy comforts and friendly hospitality. It is simply a wonderful place to come home to after a long day of car travel—everything about it makes you want to sit back and relax! The interiors of Rathsallagh are classy without being snobbish or stiff. Its country house décor emphasizes comfort and relaxation—warm colors, huge sofas that you can sink into, cheery fireplaces. Rooms are made as deliciously cozy as possible, including floor heating, copiously huge beds, large bathrooms, and windows that overlook the inn’s secluded walled gardens. One of the advantages of traveling through Ireland by car is the opportunity to know the country beyond the commercial tours and history brochures. You get to mingle with the locals, savour country fare, and really take time to explore its nooks and crannies. Rathsallagh helps create this authentic experience of the real Ireland by serving traditional dishes prepared in traditional way. Ingredients are picked right out from the garden, and the friendly staff are more than willing to entertain guests with anecdotes and stories. Rathsallagh is also a favorite car trip destination for golf enthusiasts. The course, designed by Christy O'Connor Jr and Peter McEvoy according to U.S.G.A standards, features 18 challenging holes. The Brendan McDaid Golf Academy is also located here. Rathsallagh is also a convenient car drive away from major tourist attractions in the Dublin area, such as the stunning Wicklow Mountains, less than an hour’s drive from Dublin. This makes it an excellent base for your car travels through Ireland or as a stopover before your next leg of your car trip. If you wish to hire a car for a car trip through Ireland, you can approach a number of car hire agencies located in major airports and cities.